Songs and Scenes: June 26, 2016

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. We’ve included a link to a Spotify playlist of Sunday’s songs (when available) so you can enjoy listening to them throughout your week. This week’s liturgy recap features photos by Andrew Herndon.


1. Holy, Holy, Holy (Lord God, Almighty) – Words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826), Music: Nicaea, John B. Dykes, Arrangement: The Journey Collective

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!


2. Scripture Reading: Revelation 4:8, 11

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—
the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”

“You are worthy, O Lord our God,
to receive glory and honor and power.
For you created all things,
and they exist because you created what you pleased.”


3. Behold Our God by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird and Stephen Altrogge

Who has held the oceans in His hands?
Who has numbered every grain of sand?
Kings and nations tremble at His voice
All creation rises to rejoice

Behold our God, seated on His throne.
Come, let us adore Him.
Behold our King—nothing can compare.
come, let us adore Him.


4. Call to Confession: Hebrews 7:25

Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.


5. Assurance of Forgiveness: Based on Ephesians 2:1-2, Romans 8:34, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 6:11

Leader: Once you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world…

Sung: Arise my soul, arise

Leader: But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace we have been saved.

Sung: Arise my soul, arise

Leader: Who dares accuse us and who will condemn us?
No one because:
Jesus died for us,
-More than that He was raised to life for us,

Sung: Arise my soul, arise

Leader: Jesus reigns in power for us,
He prays for us.
Anyone who is in him is a new creation.
The old life has gone; a new life has begun.

Sung: Arise my soul, arise

Leader: So let’s count ourselves dead to sin
but alive to God in Jesus Christ. Amen.


6. O My Soul, Arise – Words: Charles Wesley (1742), Music and additional words: Eric McAllister

O my soul, arise
Behold the risen Christ
Your Great High Priest
Your spotless sacrifice

O my soul, arise
God owns you as His child
Shake off your guilty fears
My soul, arise


7. This I Believe (Creed) by Ben Fielding and Matt Crocker

I believe in God our Father
I believe in Christ the Son
I believe in the Holy Spirit
Our God is three in one
I believe in the resurrection
That we will rise again
For I believe in the name of Jesus


8. Christ Be All Around Me by David Leonard, Jack Mooring, Leeland Mooring, and Leslie Jordan

Above and below me
Before and behind me
In every eye that sees me
Christ be all around me

Your life, Your death
Your blood was shed
For every moment
Every moment


Music Team for June 26, 2016:

Daniel Burke-Aguero: vocals, saxophone, acoustic guitar
Alex Dereszynski: electric guitar
Emily Herzog: vocals, percussion
AnDrea Jackson: vocals
Scott Johnson: vocals, piano
Andrew Luley: drums
Jeff Schaefer: bass
Guimel Sibingo: vocals

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